Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Camilla Tilling, soprano*
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Issachah Savage, tenor*
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass-baritone*
The Washington Chorus
Eugene Rogers, Artistic Director
Ludwig van Beethoven: Prometheus – Overture
George Walker: Sinfonia No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Gianandrea Noseda brings our celebration to an epic close with George Walker’s exhilarating Sinfonia No. 3 and Beethoven’s Ninth, the symphony by which all others are measured. The cosmic drama of this masterwork—its grand, emotional melodies and tremendous final “Ode to Joy”—reminds us why Beethoven’s final symphony resounds as loudly today as it did two centuries ago.
*NSO subscription debut
Part of Beethoven & American Masters:
George Walker & William Grant Still
Ludwig van Beethoven’s music was groundbreaking, original, and provocative. To preserve his legacy of challenging musical norms, Music Director Gianandrea Noseda continues the NSO’s acclaimed Beethoven and American Masters festival with four glorious programs of Beethoven symphonies paired with works by trailblazing American composers George Walker and William Grant Still. Take your “forever preserved” seat in the Concert Hall as these concerts will be recorded live for release on the NSO’s new record label!
June 1st, 2023
June 3rd, 2023
Concert Hall at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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